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Windows 7: Windows 7 UAC Problem (OK Button not confirming actions)

02 Sep 2014   #1
Spov

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows 7 UAC Problem (OK Button not confirming actions)

Hi,

Today I turned on my computer and it automatically restarted itself. After it restarted I instantly noticed that UAC was turned off (because I have apps on the desktop which dont start without UAC but the UAC logo on the app's icons was gone). So I quickly checked UAC and saw that the slider was all the way down and thus UAC was turned off. I tried to enable UAC again but after moving the slider up and pressing OK nothing happens and once I enter UAC again the slider is all the way down again.

I have tried the following to resolve the problem:
*Full system scan with Avast (2 threats deleted)
*Full system scan with Malwarebytes (Nothing detected)
*Start CMD with admin rights and sfc /scannow (at the end it says that all problems couldn't be detected)
*Try sfc /scannow in safe mode

I am stuck on what to try next

Thanks


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02 Sep 2014   #2
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

You could try this Fix it: Fix security issues to protect and secure Windows automatically

You could try more scanners for example Microsofts: Microsoft Safety Scanner - Free Virus Scan with the Microsoft Safety Scanner

If you haven't enabled "Scan for rootkits" in Malwarebytes(settings - detection and protection) you could also try that.
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02 Sep 2014   #3
Spov

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Tookeri,

Thanks for your reply. A quick scan with Malwarebytes found me 5 threats ! (wasn't there before). All of these are registry malware and 3 of them are located in the security centre registry and the other 2 in other windows areas of the registry. I quarantied them and restarted my computer and scanned again and I have received the same threats again (it seems that after they were deleted they somehow revived again).

Maybe this will help to solve my problem.

Thanks
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02 Sep 2014   #4
Spov

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Also, the fix it program you recommended me doesn't work (it cannot download the files it needs) and this is because th windows download page is currently offline. ( downloads.microsoft.com )

In addition, should I try to delete the registry paths manually or is this risky ?

Thanks
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02 Sep 2014   #5
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

I never recommend deleting things from the registry unless you know exactly what you're doing.

I know Malwarebytes is not recommended to run in Safe Mode, so you could try the general recommended method by my AV:
disable System Restore, do a scan(with Malwarebytes in this case), enable System Restore
How To - Remove threats - Removal Instructions - General Removal Instructions | F-Secure
This is for preventing re-infections (which you seem to have)
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02 Sep 2014   #6
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

If you need more help deleting restore points: System Protection Restore Points - Delete
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02 Sep 2014   #7
Spov

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi,

Thanks for the help again but I am still confused how to remove the malware. Everytime malwarebytes removes it , the malware returns again on the next scan.

Regards
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02 Sep 2014   #8
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

That's why it's recommended to disable System Restore before trying to delete the malware, so it has no "backup" to restore from.
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02 Sep 2014   #9
Spov

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ah I understand now. Thank for the reply. However, i just system restored and got an error in the system restore but everything is working again and I have no viruses / malware left.

Thanks for your useful info Tookeri - will awlays be great use in the future

Have a nice day
Spov
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02 Sep 2014   #10
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

Great! But make sure you have System Restore turned on again (if you want it on)
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